Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) conducted a joint security exercise at Port Blair airfield on February 16, 2022. The aim of the drill was to test the preparedness of all security agencies during various contingencies like terrorist attack, hostage crisis and hijack situation at the airfield or elsewhere. Day and night drills were conducted at INS Utkrosh and Veer Savarkar International Airport. Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) from the Army, Navy and CISF were deployed to counter portrayed terrorist threats at various places inside the airfield. Simultaneously, Special Forces elements from the NSG, Ghatak Platoons and Marine Commandos (MARCOS) were also mobilised for synchronised operation along with the Quick Reaction Teams.
The Andaman & Nicobar Command has recently promulgated a Joint Standard Operating Procedures for Security at Port Blair Airfield. These drills were designed to test, validate and fine tune the SOPs as well as improve coordination between all military and security agencies at Port Blair. The SOPs have been developed to effectively counter any threat on this critical airfield were also re-validated during the joint exercise.
Source: MoD Press Release